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Toshiba Satellite Z30 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 16GB Oct 2014
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23 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by Toshiba have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Toshiba also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With an on-board graphics adapter memory of 1.792 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite Z30's on-board graphics adapter memory is one of the biggest amongst laptops of this age and type. The on-board graphics adapter memory capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite Z30 range from 0.12GB to 4GB.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Satellite Z30 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Satellite Z30 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops that came out more than two years ago.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of laptop.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite Z30 is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Satellite Z30 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The worst processor family of all portable PCs of this age and type is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This Toshiba portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of a comparable type and age to the Satellite Z30.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media to this notebook PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the T420s[pl_48433_price], the X1 Carbon[pl_2907060_price], and the T420s[pl_48433_price] all from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Quite Long Battery Life

Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite Z30 have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. At 10 hours, the Satellite Z30 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite Z30.

There are a number of alternative 10h battery life notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at including the Panasonic Toughbook 53[plb_1764915_price], or the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price] which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2697094_price] (13.25h) which is also cheaper.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite Z30, the Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2363535_price], or the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53[plb_1989792_price].

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3102084_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite Z30 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the Satellite Z30 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite Z30 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Satellite Z30 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2363535_price], or the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53[plb_1989792_price].

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3102084_price] is also worth considering.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Satellite Z30 is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP. At 2 megapixels, the Satellite Z30 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Satellite Z30 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Fairly Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite Z30 the on-board graphics adapter memory range from 120MB to 2.1GB, and the average on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB. The Satellite Z30 has a quite big on-board graphics adapter memory (1,792 megabyte) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 0.51MB to 4MB. When compared to other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Z30 that we have assessed, the processor cache of the Toshiba Satellite Z30 of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Light

When compared to other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite Z30, the Satellite Z30's weight of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest. The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite Z30 range from 300g to 3.8kg.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.2kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Satellite Z30[pl_2059334_price], the Portégé Z30-A[pl_2450897_price], or the Portégé Z30-A[pl_2379667_price] all from Toshiba.

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Narrow

Comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Z30 have widths of between 38mm and 430mm. With a width of only 316 millimeters, the Satellite Z30 is one of the narrower portable PCs of this age and type amongst portable PCs of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Expensive

We think this portable PC looks expensive compared to other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The price range of notebook PCs of this spec and age is from £178 to £1,964.

Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite Z30 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Z30.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 13.3" notebook PCs currently available including the Portégé Z30-A[pl_2450897_price], the Portégé Z30-A[pl_2379667_price], or the Portege Z30[pl_2068440_price] all from Toshiba which is cheaper.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2907060_price] (14") which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Maximum External Video Mode Refresh Rate

With a maximum external video mode refresh rate of only 85 hertz, the Toshiba Satellite Z30 has one of the slower maximum external video mode refresh rates amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum external video mode refresh rates of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite Z30 range from 85Hz to 100Hz, and the average maximum external video mode refresh rate is 97Hz.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Satellite Z30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Toughbook 53[pl_1764915_price], or the Toughbook CF-53[pl_1989792_price] both from Panasonic.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the Satellite Z30 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the EliteBook 840[pl_2542189_price], or the EliteBook 850[pl_2421956_price] both from HP or the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53[plb_1989792_price] which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the DELL XPS 13[plb_2601999_price] (2.1GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
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Tjunction
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Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
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Video
Maximum External Video Modes Resolution
Maximum External Video Mode Refresh Rate
Non-Interlaced External Video Mode
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
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Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
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Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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Trial Software
Bundled Software
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Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel AES New Instructions
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Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

3 Awards

computershopper.com Editor's Choice techzine.nl Bronze digitallife.se Recommended

Expert Reviews

(45)
7 May 2016

The average user will not find the Toshiba Portégé Z30's abundance of ports or backlit keyboard enough to justify its high price...

10 February 2016

The new Toshiba Portege Z30-C feels very much like the last model I tried in 2012. It is as thin and light as I remember.It even has a business-like magnesium alloy chassis like those of earlier... Read more…

28 June 2015

Toshiba does a good job in many aspects of the Satellite Z30-B-100. We still like the casing although it is a bit older because its low weight and compact size completely fulfills the mobility...

27 May 2015

Compact, lightweight and capable business solution. This notebook impressed us with its sturdy and strict construction while keeping the weight low (1.2 kg). Despite the main polycarbonate body,...

Great design and build quality
Quality IPS panel that's even suitable for professional photo editing and design
A handful of useful ports and connectivity options (including 3G module)
Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
Compact and lightweight
Outdated hardware (depends on your region)
The storage unit is mSATA SSD instead of M.2 SATA leading to lower readwrite speeds
Awkward trackpoint
Extremely noisy fan
Underwhelming batttery life
27 June 2014

Toshiba's Portégé series of thin light notebooks were Ultrabooks well before the term Ultrabook was even coined, the latest model in the series, the Z30, continues this legacy. It is extremely... Read more…

28 February 2014

The Toshiba Portege Z30-A1301 is a solid business ultrabook, elevated by a full selection of ports and impressive battery life...

27 February 2014

The Toshiba Portege Z30-A1301 is a solid business ultrabook, elevated by a full selection of ports and impressive battery life...

13 January 2014

As its makers no doubt intended, I found I was lugging the Toshiba Portégé Z30 around everywhere without noticing it as a major imposition. Also having a machine that's more likely to be alive...

19 December 2013

This business-oriented ultrabook is well-built, thin, light, and comfortable to use. The latest "Haswell" CPU makes it fast, but a low-resolution screen diminishes its overall value...

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8 October 2013

The term "business laptop" used to evoke images of bulky, drab slabs of plastic, something that Toshiba is staying clear of with its consumer-inspired Z-range of enterprise notebooks.The 13.3-inch... Read more…

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